Man arrested in October murder of college student

Stephon Greene (Source: Columbia Police Department)
Stephon Greene (Source: Columbia Police Department)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - An arrest has been made in the murder of a college student.

21-year-old Stephon Greene was charged in connection with the shooting death of Widely Philips

Police said the incident happened in Philips' home on Apple Valley Road the night of October 30th. Philips died three days later.

Philius was working on his graduate degree online when he was murdered, according to his family.

Greene was taken into custody just before midnight Wednesday off Bush River Road in the River Oaks Apartments.

The Columbia Police Department was assisted by the US Marshals Operation Intercept Fugitive Task Force, SLED, and the Richland and Orangeburg Sheriff's Departments.

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